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Blue Desert Cafe

12518 state road 24, Cedar Key, FL 32625
352.543.9111
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Ranked #14 of 25 Restaurants in Cedar Key
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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English first
Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

On Thursday July 17,2014 we went to Cedar Key Blue Desert Cafe, we order a large spicy shrimp and salmon pizza that was very good and tasty.Sugar was our server and she was very nice with us.Blue Desert is a great family restaurant and clean.Don't expect low prices because all Cedar key Restaurants have the same prices.

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Safety Harbor, Florida
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Food was ok, but nothing to write home about. And very expensive considering the food was only average. Tight seating so you better be close! Service was average but other places on the island are better.

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Farmington, New Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Items on the menu are homemade so do not expect a rushed meal. Service was great. Food was outstanding. I had ravioli that was delicious. Spouse had lasagna--also very good. Good salad and bread. It is small but recommended by locals as where they go to eat out.

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Cedar Key
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Had a great meal out with friends. We had chicken marsala, shrimp cakes, shrimp alfredo, and bow tie pasta. Blue Desert is our all time favorite place to dine out in Cedar Key. Our server Leslie was fantastic as always.

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Cedar Key
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

My husband turned 50 and the Blue Desert Café was the only place he wanted to celebrate with friends. He had a fantastic 50th Birthday! We had an open buffet consisting of delicious eggplant, lasagna, chicken with potatoes and vegetables and clams and oysters over linguini and beer, wine and soft drinks. We had two vegetarian, one chicken and a... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This funky, eclectic restaurant is worth a stop while in Cedar Key. Food is excellent, waitstaff is attentive and friendly. Food is prepared individually one meal at a time based on when you ordered. It took an hour to get our appetizer! That was okay because we were having a great time. Definately give the Blue Desert Cafe a try...if... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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130 reviews 130 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The atmosphere is not glamorous, the service can be a little slow, the location is just out of town, but holy cow the food in incomparable! We ate there two nights and walked away thinking we had dined in a 5 star restaurant. Bruschetta, clams, pasta and soup were all top notch. I saw that they offer pizza and saw... More

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Sewanee, TN
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

This is my 3rd trip to Cedar Key since 1998 and on every trip I've been underwhelmed with the availability if well prepared food. Why is it that with all this fresh seafood nobody can prepare it well enough to be anything more than meh? Blue Desert is the first meal I've had here that was truly delicious! I had... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We walked past the Blue Desert and on into town on our first night in Cedar Key. BIG MISTAKE. Tried it the next night and had one of the best meals during our three weeks in Florida. Yes the food takes a while but it's freshly cooked and tastes great, besides the cafe has a lovely laid back feel with... More

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Cedar Key
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89 reviews 89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Love this place. I enjoy every meal I have ever had at Blue Desert Café. I love the Bruschetta appetizer as I sip on a Coke-Cola and wait for my entrée to arrive freshly prepared for me. No out of the box food at this restaurant. Only fresh healthy cuts of fish, chicken and sometimes beef filets. Sides are a... More

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